I wish i could compose house as good as you lol maybe someday i will what pluggins are u using? i was using nexus 2.2 but i think it lacks alot of good sounds its all premade shit
I have fallen in love with Dune 2. Its fairly new but has nice presets and a familiar interface for making unique sounds. For example: I have an amazing sound for swelling strings I made in Dune 2 and have used them in all of my recent songs! Along with the Bass you hear in this song.
Nexus has a bit of old school sounding presets, hard to explain but I know what you mean I have it as well.
I also am going to recommend Fabfilter MB (EQ) And Fabfilter L (Limiting), it is my Go-to for mixing!
Good luck man, you can only ever get better at making music. Trust me I have been doing this for 7 years, and if you listen to my early stuff on here you can hear the difference.
Experience is great to, download free song projects for whatever platforms you are using and look at how it progresses and the lay out of the tracks it helps a ton to see how its done
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.